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From Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars to Nicole Kidman at Cannes to Ciara at the MTV VMAs, here are the 10 best dressed women of 2013: http://onforb.es/1cGjIHz

How To Let Go Of Your Guilt And Actually Enjoy Your Downtime

If the thought of taking time to relax and enjoy yourself makes you feel guilty about all of the other things you should be doing, you might need to start making a mental time budget for downtime.<p>I was giving a speech recently when I asked, as I often do, what people would like to spend more time …

5 Free Apps To Help You Reconnect With Nature, Learn To Code, And More

If you need to blow off some steam, escape from the office, and breathe some fresh air, or want to catch up on your presidential history, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too long.<p><b>Codeacademy: Hour</b> …

Top Fashion Mistakes Tech Entrepreneurs Make -- Hint: No Hoodies Allowed

Sim Gulati, admittedly, has a vested interest in having men dress nicely.<p>He’s in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign for his clothing startup, Barley & Britches, which aims to disrupt the men’s fashion industry by cutting out retailers and wholesalers and delivering clothes direct from the …

Super-Loud Chips Bag: Accident or Marketing Gimmick? [Updated]

At 95 decibels, the sound of the recently unveiled compostable Sun Chips bag is louder than a jet cockpit. And that’s giving Frito-Lay a lot of free publicity.<p>At 95 decibels, the sound of the recently unveiled compostable Sun Chips bag is louder than a jet cockpit. It’s so loud, in fact, that over …

Venture Capitalists Are Overfunding California, And It's Hurting The Rest of the Country

California-based venture capitalists keep telling Nick Cromydas the same thing is wrong with his startup TapFit, which bundles unsold gym classes and sells them at a discount. The problem is not his background or business model, but his location — Cincinnati, Ohio.<p>“It’s harder here,” Cromydas said. …

The Neuroscience Of Trusting Your Gut

Why should you trust your gut? Because science says it’s the foundation of rational decision making.<p>Say what you will about George W. Bush’s style, but you can’t fault him for having an overly brain-based conception of how to make decisions. As Stephen Colbert famously said, our 43rd president …

Twitter engagement for brands is 17% higher on the weekends. 10 Twitter statistics to help boost your brand: http://f-st.co/k8YFBuT

10 Reasons Why Humor Is A Key To Success At Work

“A sense of humor is part of the art of leadership, of getting along with people, of getting things done<b>.</b>” – Dwight D. Eisenhower<p>Tasteful humor is a key to success at work, but there’s a good chance your co-workers aren’t cracking jokes or packaging information with wit on a regular basis–and your …

The Science Of Great Ideas–How to Train Your Creative Brain

Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here’s a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain’s power to come up with more great ideas.<p>Ah, ideas. Who doesn’t want more great ideas? I know I do.<p>I usually think about ideas as being magical and hard to produce. I expect …

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8 Red Flags To Watch Out For On A Job Interview

Sure, job interviews are nerve-racking—especially if it’s a role you really want.<p>But when you’re in the throes of printing out résumés, rehearsing answers and making sure your interview outfit is culturally on-cue, don’t forget to observe what you can about the company, and your interviewer …

Your Company Is Only As Extraordinary As Your People

There is nothing more powerful than employees’ passion and initiative to make customers happy to spark long-lasting word of mouth about your brand.<p>Your company is truly only as great as the people who embody the mission of your organization, those who go above and beyond to see the company succeed …

The Best Companies To Work For In 2014

Boston-based consulting giant Bain & Co. finds itself at the top of several prestigious rankings. It holds the No. 2 spot on Vault’s <i>Consulting 50</i>; it has been named the <i>Best Firm to Work For</i> by <i>Consulting</i> magazinefor eleven consecutive years; it ranks among the Human Rights Campaign’s <i>Best Places to</i> …

Dilbert's Creator Says You Shouldn't Have A Career Plan

There is some irony in the fact that Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic, has written a book about getting ahead in life. The characters in his daily strip aren’t exactly success stories. Example: the strip that ran November 26.<p>Wally, Dilbert’s colleague: “Experts say lazy employees are the …

Do Employers Really Care About Your College Grades?

The short answer: Yes.<p>A much-circulated story in <i>The Harvard Crimson</i> this week got people talking about how much college grades matter. According to the <i>Crimso</i>n, Jay M. Harris, Harvard’s Dean of Admissions, admitted that the median grade Harvard awards students is an A-, and the most frequently given …

Are You Stressing Yourself Out? 5 Ways To Gain Control And Embrace Balance

When I was younger, I was in a constant state of stress and overload. From dealing with the toxicity of my high-level corporate job, juggling the needs of my little children (for whom I desperately wanted to be more present and engaged), to not having any time to relax or rejuvenate, I grew …

The Top Jobs For 2014

Struggling to find a job? If you’re a financial analyst, physical therapist or petroleum engineer, there’s a good chance your luck will change in 2014.<p>These three professions are among the best jobs that require at least a bachelor’s degree for 2014, according to a new study by CareerBuilder and …

The Top 7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2014

Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a wild ride. In considering the changes we’ve seen in technology over the past year, I’m bracing myself for unprecedented growth when it comes to anytime, anywhere, on-demand information and entertainment.<p>Based on the trends we’ve seen so far in 2013, I predict …

Top graduate entrepreneurs are being brought to the UK

The seven start-ups, made up of 19 young entrepreneurs from 13 countries including India, China, Italy, Germany, Canada, Kenya, New Zealand, and …

Lloyd's of London appoints Inga Beale as first female chief executive in 325 years

Insurance market Lloyd's of London appoints 30-year industry veteran Inga Beale to replace chief executive Richard Ward<p>Lloyd's of London, the oldest insurance market in the world, has appointed Inga Beale as its first ever female chief executive<p>The 325 year old market said Ms Beale, an industry …

4 Science-Backed Reasons Our Brains Love Lists

Lists are readily recognizable, bite-sized, and easy to digest. No wonder they make such fetching brain food.<p>Which article would you rather read? “A Synopsis Of Recent Construction in Shanghai” or “Five Unbelievable Future Buildings In Shanghai?”<p>Probably the tantalizing second one. It’s so …

The 147 Companies That Control Everything

Three systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have taken a database listing 37 million companies and investors worldwide and analyzed all 43,060 transnational corporations and share ownerships linking them. They built a model of who owns what and what their revenues …

"Hearing 'no' a lot of times usually tells you either you're crazy or you're on the right track." Instagram's Founder On Why Hearing "No" Can Mean You're On The Verge Of Brilliance: http://f-st.co/ub2XbOU

The eight best and worst CEOs of 2013

According to Finkelstein, Jeff Bezos stood out for his “long-term focus in an era where CEOs live in fear of missing quarterly numbers.” Described as …

The Hottest Startups Of 2013

On the search for the hottest startups of 2013 we sifted through more than 300 entries, looking at nominations submitted by founders, investors and FORBES writers. The nine companies chosen in conjunction with comments from our judges were either founded or first gained significant traction in the …